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by hummingbirdstones
Jun 4, 2023 22:58:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

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by jasoninsd
Jun 3, 2023 21:31:12 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 14 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

5,874 73,423 grit vs mesh vs micron - confused?
by hummingbirdstones
Jun 4, 2023 22:47:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

4,046 55,273 Texas Rocks
by velodromed
Jun 4, 2023 9:04:32 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 5 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

Sub-board: Creating Cabochons Tutorials

12,022 162,278 Cabs and Settings
by hummingbirdstones
Jun 4, 2023 22:52:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

5,115 65,475 June Wrapper's Challenge
by susand24224
Jun 2, 2023 1:25:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,064 14,921 Ring with amethyst.
by agatewhisperer
Jun 2, 2023 19:36:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

365 5,088 Anyone using a Grizzly G9228 flex shaft grinder for lapidary
by rockbrain
May 4, 2023 19:54:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.) - 1 Viewing

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,684 25,344 Where to find Copper Sulfate in Canada?
by vance71975
May 14, 2023 7:00:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 3 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

117 1,654 Let's talk faceting machines
by rockbrain
May 19, 2023 8:57:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 1 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

171 2,875 Homemade sphere machine
by michaelk74
May 14, 2023 14:53:04 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 3 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

787 5,808 No Clue Ite
by 1dave
Jun 1, 2023 16:59:03 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 9 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

13,808 150,652 How to clean up a QUARTZ & Pyrite mixed rock
by rickb
Jun 4, 2023 15:36:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 2 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,396 66,207 Berber Agate Nodules
by Starguy
Jun 4, 2023 19:01:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 5 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,234 27,016 Richardson's Dry Sander-- Avoiding Overheating
by md
Jun 4, 2023 21:10:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 4 Viewing

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,602 45,442 Thunderegg Thursdays
by realrockhound
Jun 4, 2023 20:18:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,216 13,377 Wyoming baculite etc
by jasoninsd
May 27, 2023 0:37:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 4 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,302 27,725 Purple/lavender goodness
by Rockoonz
Jun 3, 2023 17:20:13 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,978 137,436 Heading to the coast
by rockbrain
Jun 3, 2023 11:01:57 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

809 28,879 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, June 2023: Symmetric/Asymmetric
by Tommy
Jun 4, 2023 11:58:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 3 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,976 35,323 Prineville and Madras OR shows, June 2023, we are vendors
by JR8675309
Jun 3, 2023 9:42:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 1 Viewing

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,390 11,660 Good experience with Johnson Bros!
by rockbrain
Jun 1, 2023 9:07:32 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 1 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,713 31,836 Rock Boxes for sale
by drocknut
Jun 4, 2023 8:24:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 8 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

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by parfive
Jun 4, 2023 21:57:57 GMT -5


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